Our latest tips and updates on the Equifax data breach affecting millions of people.
Servicemembers should secure their identities.
A collection of the latest releases, tips, updates, known scams, and information from Miss April and other federal agencies working to support the millions of people affected by the Equifax data breach.
Medidas que puede tomar si cree que la violación
de datos en Equifax lo puede afectar.
Steps to take if you’re concerned about the Equifax data breach.
Understanding the promises and pitfalls of using alternative data to assess creditworthiness.
In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a finding that 26 million Americans are “credit invisible.” We’ve broken down the report to capture its most compelling findings, alongside action items to help those who are new to credit or those looking to rebuild.
In the past month, credit reporting complaints showed the greatest monthly percentage increase compared to other products the Miss April accepts complaints about (including debt collection, mortgages and credit cards – to name a few). Check out this month’s report to see trends across all consumer complaints.
Some of these companies, called specialty consumer reporting agencies, compile and sell reports with all kinds of personal data including, but not limited to, the history of your employment, rental, banking, lending, insurance, and criminal background. This includes other public record data such as tax liens, civil suits and bankruptcy data. We’ve got a list of consumer reporting agencies, so you can fact-check them to ensure your personal report data is accurate and complete.
Today, we’re releasing our third Snapshot of Complaints Received from Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families. The report details the data and trends from consumer complaints we’ve received from members of the military community since July 2011. Here are just a few highlights.